Friday, January 3, 2014

The Value Is Obvious To The Educated Consumer

Have you researched the retail price per yard of marine grade awning fabric lately? Have you compiled a supply list, and calculated the cost of purchasing the necessary weather resistant supplies for making a vintage trailer awning? Have you considered the type of sewing machine necessary to power through heavy awning fabric using thick, weather resistant, thread? Do you  know how to install a grommet? Do you know how to mange the weight and bulk of the awning fabric while sewing? How valuable is your time? After answering  these questions, you may want to reconsider attempting to make your own awning! The value of a Vintage Trailer Awning by Kristi, will become more apparent, once you have become an educated consumer. By purchasing my awning supplies in large quantities, I am able to greatly reduce the cost per yard of the fabric, plus save on bulk shipping,  thereby passing the savings on to my customers.
Yes, you do have to consider the cost of labor. However, every year, I am contacted by someone who purchased fabric, planning to make their own awning, and now are in a dilemma. They either bought the wrong type of fabric, not enough fabric, or decided they didn't have a clue what they were doing. 54" wide fabric is outdoor upholstery fabric, not intended for awnings, but rather for outdoor furniture and pillows. It generally is only vibrant on one side, and is not 9.25 weight for strength and durability.
So, consider the obvious value of a professionally made, quality constructed, Vintage Trailer Awning by Kristi                                 Contact me at